The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of History will host a screening of the documentary “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess.”
Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, is a one-hour documentary-film on one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World. This is the story of the incredible resistance movement of the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable 18th century military genius, Queen Nanny. National Hero of Jamaica. From her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the majestic Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralized the mighty British Army.
This stunning film explores the history and contemporary relevance of this larger than life mystical figure; deftly recounting her story and the indomitable resistance movement of the Jamaican Maroons, through songs, reenactments, performances, scholarly interviews, and most importantly the Maroons themselves.
Dr. Harcourt Fuller of the Georgia State University’s Department of History and co-creator / producer of the “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess” will facilitate a post screening community dialogue.